Girl, 4, drowns in swimming pool at birthday party in La Marque

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LA MARQUE, Texas - A family is mourning a 4-year-old girl who drowned in a swimming pool in La Marque.

Officers with the La Marque Police Department were called out to a home in the 800 block of Volney at around 9 p.m. Sunday.

The victim had disappeared for about 30 minutes.  She was found in a swimming pool.  CPR was performed on the child, and she was transported to Mainland Medical Center in Texas City, where she was pronounced dead.

According to police, the victim had been attending a birthday party at the home.  There were about 30-40 people at the party.  The girl wandered away from the adults, and entered the pool.  

At this time police say the drowning was an accident.  No charges have been filed.

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